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COVID-19: 14 positive cases in last 24 hours in J&K UT, figure reaches 106

Kashmir: In the last 24 hours, 14 fresh cases were tested positive for Coronavirus, taking the total number of such cases to 106 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per media bulletin issued by the government, 33503 number of travellers and persons in contact with suspected and positive cases have been put under surveillance, while 10981 were put under home quarantine, including facilities operated by government.
The bulletin said that 100 people are in Hospital Isolation, 619 in Hospital Quarantine, 16237 in Home surveillance, while 5566 people completed their 28 days surveillance period.

“As many as 1551 samples have been sent for testing out of which, 1429 are negative and 106 were tested positive in which 100 active positive, meanwhile, four were recovered, two deaths and 16 reports are awaited.

“In the last 24 hours, 14 new positive cases have been reported in UT,” it said.

The bulletin further said that people are requested to stay indoors, strictly implement social distancing measures, disclose recent travel history to COVID-19 affected countries and report any contact with positive cases voluntarily.

Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has made appeal to the General Public to refrain from consuming smokeless tobacco products and spitting in public places during the COVID-19 epidemic as Chewing Smokeless Tobacco products (Gutkha, Paan masala with tobacco, Paan and other chewing tobacco products) and areca nut (supari) increases the production of saliva followed by a very strong urge to spit.

Spitting in pubic places could enhance the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In case of any emergency, people can avail free ambulance services 24×7 at their doorsteps by calling on toll free No 108. Pregnant women and sick infants can avail free ambulance services by dialing toll free No. 102, read the bulletin

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